Social distance cinema: ‘Grease’ draws crowds to Madrid drive-in

It was a long-awaited chance to feel normal again for many, sitting in their cars belting out “Summer Nights” at a drive-in cinema in Madrid after a 10-week lockdown. It’s opening night at this 1950s-themed venue and as the sun sets, vehicles begin pulling into the huge car park, ushers ensuring each is carefully positioned several metres apart.

With cinemas emptied across the world because of the pandemic, drive-in screens have seen a resurgence in popularity. Two days after the Spanish capital finally began to emerge from one of the most restrictive lockdowns in the world, the Madrid Race reopened its doors with a screening of the 1978 hit musical “Grease”. 

Source: Samaa